Seat Concepts review

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Dave Bell, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

    Oct 26, 2004
    Anchorage, formerly Spenard (hub of the universe)
    there ya go.... new seat parts arrived last week... all it took was 6 months. NO NEED TO CALL ME NAMES THOUGH.... and, I doubt you can out jackass me... I'm older & I expect far more experienced (got training too)
  2. Tripl Nikl

    Tripl Nikl Long timer

    Apr 19, 2012
    Western Washington
    Grumpy in, grumpy out. New parts in hand...

    Can we all be friends now?
  3. clax

    clax Been here awhile

    Sep 23, 2011
    Cumberland BC
    Nice work!!! Any install tips? What fabric do you have there...gripper, carbon??

  4. mrphotoman

    mrphotoman Long timer

    Feb 20, 2011
    I found them to be dirtbags, they are a "fair weather" business in my opinion, their "customer service" is great as long as you never need it :lol3.

    Also, the "high quality" foam in my seat dried out and crumbles like parmesan cheese after a few months of owning it.
  5. arit

    arit con┬Ěscious

    Sep 30, 2013
    BC, Canada
    I am trying to decide if I want to shell out the money for a new seat. My Dakar came with the worst seat I've ever sat on. Low, hard, abbrassive on my private parts. So I decided to try to do one myself.
    I cut foam in the correct shape and put over the original foam, eliminating the 'dip' altogether.
    I used a specific vinyl which is more "gripping" than original. Glued all with spray glue.

    The problem came when I wanted to staple.
    My T20 manual stapler couldn't penetrate the plastic. So I bougth the biggest one: the T50.
    The T50 manual stapler couldn't also penetrate the plastic, so I bought an electric stapler, as I don't have a compressor.
    The electric one couldn't also penetrate the plastic!
    So I got stuck.
    Ended up stapling it with 150 size 4 screws, the tiny ones. Seems to hold.

    The result is the picture below.
    Cosmethically is not as nice as the seat concepts one, and if I end up ordering a seat concepts it will be for this reason.

    But the height, firmness and grip problems are solved. I am much more comfy in the bike now.

    Additionally, a question: If I get the seat concepts one, will my "150 tiny screws" solution work?

  6. riddare

    riddare Adventurer

    Jul 9, 2007
    louisiana usa
    I tried one of their seat kits as did my friend. Both of us are in the 6 plus ft. range. The seat concepts shape kept rooting you to the tank. Removed them and returned to the stock 09 seat with a atv pad. Much better arangement. Also the cover that I recieved had several stitches cut at the seam from the factory. I contacted factory and got poor excuse for service. I have never bad mouthed a product before on hear. Just letting someone know. p.s. cover was intalled by professionals not me.
  7. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

    May 8, 2006
    Louisiana, Baton Rouge
    Whoa, with a response like that that Mr. Sunshine will NEVER get a nickel of mine-replacement seat or not.

    Really ashame though because one of their seats was on my list based on everyones reviews.

  8. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

    Feb 11, 2007
    Mineral Point, WI
    It's the standard gripper pattern. Install is the foam to the seatpan with 3M adhesive and make sure you have a quality staple gun.

    I've done dozens of seats as I used to do a lot of restoration work. And I have 3 Seat Concepts kits on my bikes. I can't say enough good things about them.

    I will say that I've learned to call them rather than email.
  9. Hank.SD

    Hank.SD Jet Measurer

    May 15, 2007

    I have to agree. I've owned my own biz for 14 years, and I admit that there are plenty of days I'd LIKE to respond to a customer like that.. but I don't. Especially in a forum of this size / traffic.
  10. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

    Oct 26, 2004
    Anchorage, formerly Spenard (hub of the universe)
    note.... I'm the guy he wrote that to. I'm also the guy that got the wrong cover & waited 6+ months for a remedy. I only got that because of me saying fuck you in public enough times to get some attention. How's the seat you say? once I got the right cover the install was easy. but overall, meh, it's better than stock is all I can say. all said & done, a Mayer is in the forecast for me.
  11. Tiggs

    Tiggs Dreamin of Adventure

    Mar 1, 2008
    North Brisbane
    I've had two Seat Concepts seats and reckon they're great! I found the company very easy to deal with on each occasion, very quick shipping to Australia and the quality is excellent in my opinion! Highly recommended!
  12. Rufjeep

    Rufjeep Been here awhile

    Jun 9, 2008
    Signal Mountain, TN
    Oh...I don't know. I laughed so hard when I read it I sort of felt prompted to give him some business.
    I'm still laughing.:D..."I can out jackass you"...classic.
  13. Blakebird

    Blakebird had to get a bike, had to paint it red

    Feb 7, 2004
    Parker, CO
    I've had four of their seats and will buy another for the current dirtbike.

    They've been great to work with at every step.....and I chuckle when I read some of the sniping going on.
  14. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

    Oct 25, 2004
    India Wharf summers - Boulders winters
    I know everybody wants something different. My KTM 690 oem seat was supposed to be improved. It was terrible. Too soft so that it crept into the contours of my ass. All motorcycles vibe a little and soft seats seem to make it worse for me.

    My Seat Concepts has a firm cushion and a flat surface. My butt rides on top as a result. It is the best seat I've ever had. My ride days are around 12 hours too. 2nd best was a KTM Gelseat on my old 950. I must say I like my Yamaha stock wrr seat with a sheepskin on it. I tried the sheepskin on the KTM and it didn't help much.

    I wanted to PS that I tried a stapler to install myself, but the seat pan was too hard. I took it to a pro and he charged me $75. True, it was pretty expensive but he did a nice job and I didn't have to buy tools I'd never use again. I'm happy.

    To some of the consumers on this thread, you simply haven't done enough motorcycle specialist consumption. It isn't hard to get what you want from small specialty vendors like Seat Concepts. It just takes respectful communication.

    I found that most motorcycle specialty vendors are pretty free spirits and march to their own drums. And that makes sense or they'd have a regular job. They are certainly not marketers and are subject to their own frustrations that come through pretty clearly sometimes... But they like what they do. And I like what they do too.

    I owned a pro road racing team for some 10 years. I learned to appreciate the small specialty craftsmen I depended on to make the next grid. That doesn't mean I didn't have frustrations, though. Every season my motor man would have my engines from early November. And every season we struggled all night early March to finish up the bikes for Daytona in time... We'd show up in the paddock with zero testing and just hope. It always worked out.

    One of the real bad things about the internet is all the ranting from jerks like the beezer fellow. They don't realize how much their money stinks.
    jcom85 and howardvu like this.
  15. Thumperama

    Thumperama We are the 'Berg - Resistance is futile

    Aug 7, 2007
    McKinney, TX
    I've got three of their seats and love everyone of them. Easy to install as long as you follow the directions. There are YouTube videos that you can watch if you have trouble reading. I was able to install all three without a single wrinkle. For $20, they will install it for you. I've bought Corbin and Sargent seats before and none of them can match the comfort of my Seat Concepts seats at a fraction of the price. One of the best bargains and bang for the buck things you can do for your bike and your backside.

    You simply can't make everyone happy, but I am a completely satisfied customer.:clap
  16. Mike the Yank

    Mike the Yank Long timer

    Jun 27, 2012
    MILLJURAH Vic. Aus
    Haven't tried it yet but anything has to be better than stock ( CRF450X )
    Order to door step in 10 days on one of their new complete seats. Pretty good service if you ask me especially since I live in Aussie land! :deal
  17. tundradirtbiker

    tundradirtbiker Been here awhile

    Aug 5, 2009
    Oregon City
    Profile: 170 lb 5'10" bony butt.
    I used the SC for 10 days Death Valley and 8 days in Nor NV with no complaints. Usually I wear padded shorts for the stock KTM seat- didn't bother with SC.
  18. haggeo

    haggeo Been here awhile

    Aug 8, 2005
    oakland, ca
    how do the Guts Racing seats compare to the Seat Concepts seats? anyone try both?
  19. philp38

    philp38 Long timer

    Mar 25, 2006
    Decatur TN
    I have had great luck with Seat Concepts. I just installed one yesterday and went on a 90 mile ride today...Much better than the stock seat. :clap
  20. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

    Apr 17, 2009
    Out in the NM Dez somewhere
    I've had both, the SC is a better seat. The Guts foam wasn't much better than stock. The main difference is the width, SC is slightly wider (for better comfort) so it'll feel like the bike is slightly taller. For comfort the SC beats the gutz hands down.